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maybe the account stinks

Posted By: n/m on 2007-07-24
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My account is just over the border in US and it stinks.
Do you really mean 12/14/05 or 2/14/06? Stinks either way. nm
0.7 cpl STINKS

I heard back too.  No thanks!

GP.... This really stinks.......... sm
I'm really sorry it has happened to you, but like one poster said below, I rather think the ACLU would be interested in this.

I had an employer who threatened to sue me once when I left the company if I influenced any MTs to go with me (as though I had that much influence). I never heard another peep out of him, and hopefully you won't out of this either. I'd cross my fingers for you, but that makes it kinda hard to type. ;o)
I'd take the other job offer. MQ stinks!
Their program stinks!
Cymed STINKS....sm

If you are considering working for this company, they pay 7 cpl for employee status, they do NOT pay for spaces and the lady that does the training is so rude it ain't funny....either she is overworked or she is just a wicked cow!

PLUS, they do outsource and some of the offices lie to you and say they pay for spaces, they don't. 

I wouldn't say DSG stinks.....
I previously worked at DSG, but didn't stay because of the sound quality. I now work at GIMT, and their sound quality doesn't even compare!  It's so much better than DSG.  Other than the sound quality, DSG was okay.
The whole thing stinks. (sm)
I don't think you are getting it! You do realize that before you get a job to edit that it first goes past an Editor in India, don't you?

Crazy stuff, an offshore MT types it, it is then edited by an offshore editor (who is not much better than the MT)and then it comes to us to be edited again with a 100% listen.

I think we have all accepted the fact that offshoring is a reality and we all knew when we accepted the position with MW that we would be editing offshore work, but I did not sign up to work for slave wages ($8) an hour.

I have no clue what your situation is, but I am way too good to work for that. I also have more pride in myself then to be insulted by the people of MW.

I understand, but that stinks for us who need help...
I figured that would be the answer :( Oh well, back to square one.
The pay stinks, in my opinion.
United Stinks!
I tried to work for United for a few days.  I specified MULTIPLE times I am NOT a morning person.  They disrespected me and called ALL DAY, started phoning before 7 a.m. to ensure I don't sleep at all since I went to bed after 6 a.m.!!!!  They sent an email telling me to phone them when I feel like speaking to them.  Great...I won't break any nails dialing the phone - TWO MORE STAFF PEOPLE CALLED ME TO HARASS FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Why were they calling?  To ask why I was not typing right then!!!  Well duh!!!  Second shift begins at 3 p.m. my time and all this drama was going on at 1 p.m. my time!!!!!!!!!!  HELLO!!!!!!!!!  GET AN EDUCATION!!!!!!!!  LEARN THE TIME ZONES JERKS!!!!!!!!!  So, for the money and the harassment and the sweat shop atmosphere, I recommend any other company. This one is not worth the hassle, the time, or the energy since the staff is disrespectful, hateful, inflexible, inconsiderate, unprofessional and unacceptable.  Is the money even worth it?  No, for my 15 years' experience, they offered 0.08 a line.  Oh..another thing...I told them I would work this weekend - they don't have an auto job feed so it took over 3-4 hours for someone to 'send me work since their system is antiquated.  Yes, you have to rely on someone to send you work in order to have anything to type and then they send you 2 jobs, you type, you request more work, and you get more work after having downtime of 2 hours.  So...in 8 hours, you are lucky to have typed 5-8 jobs.  So, to get up to 15 jobs, count on 12-16 hours a day!!!! 
stinks as compared to what?
It stinks right now, worse than ever - sm
It seems no one pays much anymore and if they don't post their pay and ask you to state what your requirements are and you tell them, you never hear from them again.  Or worse, they have idiotic platforms that are not MT friendly, no matter what they say.  I swear there are no decent-paying jobs out there anymore for the MTs who have been doing this for over 20 years.
It's still Apex and it still stinks sm
I'm hoping to leave there this week.  It is Apex and it really is the pits.  There is nothing MT friendly about it.  I also came to realize they only have 1 account so with that always running low there isn't much hope for making a living there.
yes, it is Scribe and it stinks! nm


The platform stinks.
You emailed me to tell my pay stinks? sm
well first of all, I work part-time 4 hours a day, and make up to $100 a day, so that is $25 an hour, so don't email me and tell me I don't make squat. you don't know anything about my situation, and at least I don't make 4 cents a line for VR, so I consider myself fortunate. Why did you ask such a weird question, then I answer, then you rip. Just another one of the bitter, unprofessional people on this board.
The company stinks and if you look back through
the archives you'll be hard pressed to find a good post about them, and then they have to be from someone in management.  Even people that didn't listen to our experience and went to work for them are living and regretting they didn't listen.  Absolute worst company there is. 
DSG stinks. GIMT is great though
Exactly. India work stinks.
grapevine that their platform stinks. Otherwise, I know nothing
I knew Transcend stinks,
and they try to hide behind a femce with everything including training pay, which you do not get.
They overhire. Their program stinks.
The training is worse. They outsource work so there is nothing left. The transcription program is horrible and you do 3 times as much work to do a document as you would anyplace else. You cannot use automatic numbering, you cannot do this, you cannot do that, and new rules every day. You spend all day clicking and changing everything.
Sorry, but your whole story stinks and is really gettting so old!nm
Sorry VR STINKS, I emailed you instead of posting.
You can disregard or share!
She is nice and she does pay promptly and in full, but the pay stinks.


That puts it into perspective - and 16 an hour stinks!
No - significantly decreased. Bayscribe stinks! nm
Transcend stinks...They used to be awesome but it has gone from bad to worse.
My line count has gone down so I have no doubt they are manipulating line counts and communication is the worse. Everything falls on deaf ears unless they have a problem with you, then they email you very quickly, but forget getting help on anything else. The more TL and QA people they have added the worse it has gotten. Maybe the problem is that they are not sure what their job descriptions are so no one answers emails. I'm done with them.
Stinks, doesn't it? Seems like everytime they do an upgrade sm
the lines get tougher to get.
Company ok, but the human ratsources and payroll stinks.
They play good game of being KGB, screw up more than anyone else in the company, but never get in trouble, just keep compounding their mistakes. The wondeful programs to keep track of us never work right, but they are so nasty to us that no one wants to work for them.   Why is management so blind?
Version 8 stinks. I would not do purchase anything to work for a company.
don't do it, unless they are paying you 12 cpl to edit the VR.

Tell them you can not afford it with the line rate they pay...he he!

Happy New Year!!
Same here--weather stinks for work at homers - good riddance to FL. nm

agree, i didn't take the position because the health insurance stinks
the deductibles are too high
Stinks. If you state your line rate requirement, they vanish. (nm))

I agree, although I have worked all shifts and communication stinks no matter what.
I think emails get lost in the abyss. Sadly, your sending email to like eight people and still no answer. No thanks. I'm glad I am out of there. The only thing I did like was payment on time and DD. That's it. Very stressful job
That account in Texas was not a MQ account. They did not use DQS on that account until KS started.
They are moving 3 other accounts to DQS between now and January 1st. I asked. The MQ accounts they have gotten in the past did not go to DQS. I followed my old account, which is how I know, and it was Meditech. The account is still run by KS and is a big account too.
It tooks what looks like over 2 weeks to get there. It could have been shipped to a third world country is that much time. Shame on USPS. I guess you get what you pay for..even at 41 cents.Yikes. Sorry to my employer.
Repeatedly told another new account would come soon, but it never did. In fact, our slow account is.
everyone else's backup account. What a disorganized mess.
Then when we MT's are **thrown on** an account because of lack of work on our account

What is so hard to understand about that? 

Then we have that account info filed away in a folder in our Outlook Express by name of account and can look at past emails sent out regarding that account.  Not fun to be tossed on an account that you have never seen NOR ever received an email on.  Sounds like business to me. 

You are wrong about the account. KS dumped the account for several reasons. sm
It happened quickly and was unexpected but it was really for the best. Keystrokes does not string people along or lie to you. After being with MQ for too long, I am happy there, although it is not for everyone.

I really would give them a call as the other poster suggested. That whole situation was a nightmare for everyone including management but the account pulled a fast one on them.

I have the facts on this because I have a good friend at the hospital and what she told me matched what my manager did.

I know that they are trying to give more when so many companies are giving less and taking away more.
My account has lots of work..ask for another account/nm
The account I am on only requires 1200 lpd. Maybe it is that particular account. Ask them if they
have a lower one. Doesn't hurt to ask. I do anywhere between 1200 and 1800 lpd. Sometimes it feels impossible to do 1200, sometimes the 1800 is quick. Depends on the doctors and the day for me. I do average 15,000 per pay period though, which is 1500 a day. Not impossible by any means, and I never go over 40 hours a week. Most weeks, I am closer to 35 hours with lunch breaks and life.
I think it depends on the account. I have one account that pays sm
$2.25 for specials and one that pays $3.50. I was on one previously that did not pay them different at all, but they were all short and mostly PICC line placements.

I worked for a hospital that went to KS and they were not charging extra for the specials. I know what they charged per report, and there was no way they were getting rich on the difference after taxes and all that. I was suprised. I was in on the bid review and the average to charge was between $1.75 and $2.75 per report or 0.13 and 0.15 per line. There were 15 companies that bid on the account, and all were within those ranges.

I went to KS about 6 months after the hospital outsourced to them. When we were displaced, I accepted a different job in the hospital and hated it.
That is not true. It varies from account to account. I have
several internet accounts and on some you do have to input the patient information.
I know the account. It is "hybrid" account that is a version of sm
Meditech that is a cross between Meditech Magic and Client, more like Client than Magic. I have been on it since October now do 1500 lines a day; it took me a week to get up to speed but they really helped me. I only know which one because my lead told me that they are adding 10 people to it because KS is getting the whole thing now, only doing 1/2 before this. I love working for Keystrokes :)
Account wen to speech from almost the beginning of the account --
Don't like ExSpeech at all.  Very bulky and cumbersome.  Much better editing programs.  I prefer to straight transcribe on ExText.  Pay drops horrendously.  But wave of the future for MT's.
The account I am on is internet only. I think it depends on the account. nm
My main account must have been an overflow account. We would
go several many days of the month where we could not pull work, so we all had to go to secondary accounts and there are very few accounts that could absorb the extra people. 
Our account is an acute care account
We are low on work too and have been for almost 2 months.  We know what is happening to our work though as our supervisor admitted that the work is going overseas.  Even though we have 24-hour TAT and we are transcribing reports as they are dictated, they still insist that the work dictated after 7 p.m. has to be sent to the offshore service.  It makes no sense to me as we have coverage starting from 6 a.m. and throughout the day.  I think it all comes down to bottom line and it doesn't matter if we have work or not because it's cheaper to send it overseas.